This page contains the resources that I have found useful in my personal and professional life. Admittedly, it is an eclectic list. It contains everything from quotes and books that I like to podcasts, videos, and slideshows.
If you don’t want to scroll through the entire list, you can click on one of the links below and filter the resources by specific category.
I will update this list as I discover new resources. If you have a resource you think I should add, please email me.
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Put Your Dream to the Test
John C. Maxwell
Which are you? A Thermostat or a Thermometer
Thermometers report the temperature while a thermostat is designed to bring the temperature into a prescribed range. As a leader which do you do, report on the conditions or do you do what is necessary to move things to where they need to be?
How Can You Positively Impact Your MOJO?
MOJO is impacted by four key factors:
Identity – Who do we think we are?
Achievement – What have we done lately?
Reputation – Who do other people think you are and what have you done lately?
Acceptance – What can you change and when do you need to just “let it go”?
MOJO - How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It
Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter
Pint = Gallon Rule
A pint of example is equal to a gallon of advice.
Need More Opportunities?
“Step out of your comfort zone once more each week and create over 50 additional opportunities for excitement, challenge and possibility each year. This is what life’s about.”
— Sam Parker
To be able to manage yourself up with those you come into contact with, you have to know yourself well. Try this list of questions to understand yourself and what you have to offer better.
“Take 12” Self-Evaluation
What would you and others say are five of your personality pluses?
What are the ten most interesting things you have done or that have happened to you?
What do you do for a living and how did you end up doing it?
What do you like/love about your current job/career?
How does your job/career use your skills and talents, and what projects are you working on right now that best showcase them?
What career successes are you most proud of having accomplished (from your current and past jobs)?
What new skill have you learned in the last year?
What obstacles have you overcome to get where you are today, both professionally and personally, and what essential lessons have you learned from some of your mistakes?
What training/education have you completed and what did you gain from those experiences?
What professional organizations are you associated with and in what ways – member, board, treasurer, or the like?
How do you spend your time outside of work, including hobbies, interests, sports, family, and volunteer activities?
In what ways are you making a difference in people’s lives?
Brag! The Art Of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It
Business Plus, Hatchette Book Group
Welcoming New Employees
I found this suggestion for making a new employee feel welcomed to their new position. This company doesn’t just provide some hand me down office equipment.
Question: How good do you think this employee feels on their first day?
7 Personality Traits of a Great Leader
Learn to be strong but not impolite.
Learn to be kind but not weak.
Learn to be bold but not a bully.
Learn to be humble but not timid.
Learn to be proud but not arrogant.
Learn to develop humor without folly.
Learn to deal in realities.
– Jim Rohn
Never Give Up
3rd Squadron / 104th Armor Calvary Regiment
Never Give Up.
Or Go Through.
But Never Give Up.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Begin with the end in mind
Put first things first
Think win – win
Seek first to understand, and then to be understood